Security industry mourns the loss of George Gunning

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES—George Gunning, a legend in security for his pioneering efforts and work with numerous industry associations, passed away Feb. 14. He was 83.

Gunning was a co-owner and former CEO of Monrovia, Calif.-based USA Alarm Systems, which was established in 1979.

Gunning most notably played key roles with several industry associations, including time as president and secretary of the California Alarm Association (CAA), vice president and president of National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA), and a member of the board of directors of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC).

During his time leading the NBFAA, which was later renamed Electronic Security Association (ESA), Gunning was instrumental in creating the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in 2007 in partnership with the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), which was later renamed The Monitoring Association (TMA). 

Gunning also received the Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year in recognition for his service to the industry, one of the Elecroince Security Industry's highest honors.

Memorial services will be held: Friday, March 1, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST at the Grace Community Church, 13248 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352

Please send condolences to:
Family of George Gunning
Helen Gunning
15455 Glenoaks Boulevard, Space #265
Sylmar, CA 91342

The Gunning family asks that you consider a donation in George Gunning’s memory to:

CAA George Gunning Volunteer Leadership Award Fund
California Alarm Association, 333 Washington Blvd., #433, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, or call (800) 437-7658.

WBFAA UATC George P. Gunning Fund
WBFAA UATC, 333 Washington Blvd., #433, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, or call (800) 809-0280.